Ystrad Mynach, The Village 1938

Ystrad Mynach, The Village 1938

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Memories of Ystrad Mynach

Birthplace

I was born in Ystrad Mynach in 1931. I remember: the soccer field, watching Dai the goalie, the abattoir, Blackriver, cinema, arcade, Bottom Ystrad, the junior school, pre-war days. We ...Read full memory

Ystrad Boys & Girls Club

In the early ninties my son Dewi started going to the Boys Club as it was. Unknown to me and some of the other parents who took their children there the leader Mrs Hammond ...Read full memory

Born Bred

Having lived my entire life in Ystrad, and still a happy resident, I remember the village being a REAL village. Mum shopped in the C0-0p, whilst staff entertained her inquisitive ...Read full memory

Brynmynach Avenue

My paternal grandparents lived at 19 Brynmynach Avenue during the early part of 20th century. My grandfather worked at the local colliery until his death in 1937. Grandmother ...Read full memory

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This picture, taken just where the A469 road to Bargoed turns to the left, shows what a diversity of shops and amenities existed in a town of barely 5,000 inhabitants. On the left is the RAOB meeting hall with a solitary figure on the pavement in the ubiquitous flat cap. On the right are Arnott's the chemist's in the foreground, with Watkins' Drapery, Pegler's, and Matthew's hardware store behind; then, where the road narrows, the cinema.

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